Monday, March 23, 2015

Chromecast and Your TV Remote Control

The most recent upgrade to the Google Chromecast enabled your TV's pause and play buttons to control playback of your casted apps.  Much easier than fiddling with your smart-phone for these basic ,need-to-tinkle functions.  This magic is accomplished by a TV feature called HDMI-CEC, which most newer TVs support.  Worked on my Vizio TV after enabling the CEC feature (off by default) and letting it discover any attached CEC-enabled devices.  Also found out that my DVD player has CEC support, which I didn't realize.

One step closer to "One remote to control them all", truly a worthy goal.

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